Choosing the perfect stove for your home

We know that fires add warmth and cosiness but choosing the perfect stove for your home can be difficult. Can you use an existing chimney and if not, what can you do? What type of tiles should you choose for the hearth? Chevron, vintage, Spanish Tiles and where can you find some inspiration? Here are a few of my favourite stoves from Arada along with some tile suggestions for the hearth.

“If a house has a chimney, it is usually possible to fit a stove. If no chimney is present, a rigid flue system can be built, either straight up and through the roof, or out through the wall and up the side of the building. … Wood burning stoves can only burn wood, Multi fuel stoves can burn both wood and smokeless fuel”. Click this link to find out more about fire installations and whether you can have one in your home.”

“The i600 Slimline Freestanding stove defines contemporary living. Making a true style statement in any modern space with its elegant lines and sleek design, this stove epitomises the best of today’s technology with all the charm of a traditional wood-burning stove.

Beautifully suited to a range of settings – from architectural Nouveau Art Deco interiors and geometric Bauhaus-inspired designs, to bold botanical spaces – the i600 SLF creates a charming centrepiece that looks stunning all year round. Available in seven distinctive colour options, ranging from Atlantic blue to Spice red, this stove not only provides an eye-catching feature within the room, but also a highly efficient and practical fixture throughout the winter months.” Click the links at the bottom of the page to get the prices and specs of all fires.

Images 4, 5 and 6 are of the Ecoburn Plus 5 Widescreen, a slightly more traditional wood burner that works well in a traditional or modern setting.

The image below is of the Farringdon Catalyst Eco.

Credits: i600 Slimline Freestanding (SLF) stove from Arada, Farringdon Catalyst Eco, Ecoburn Plus 5 Widescreen, all Arada fires.


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Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.